"Mind buzzing! So many avenues to explore with this incredible group of women - thanks so much for bringing WINS to Newcastle!"

Make time to attend WINS Newcastle Hub events and you’re in for a real treat!

Not only will you access real nuggets of information and expertise that will nurture your personal and professional growth, but you’ll come away inspired, with new contacts that grow your network.


Confirmed dates for WINS Newcastle 2020 online programme are as follows:

  • 7th March, 8:15 – 11 am, kindly hosted by USB, Newcastle University
  • 2nd May, 8:15 – 11 am, host tbc
  • 4th July, 8:15 – 11 am, kindly hosted by Muckle LLP
  • more dates to be confirmed

Hub Leads

WINS Newcastle Hub lead

Dr Jenny Davidson

Jenny currently works at Newcastle University Business School and leads the NE Hub for WINS as well as carrying out research across the wider UK WINS network.

Jenny has over 20 years of experience working and carrying out research in the field of sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and has held a number of  sustainability roles in both the public and private sectors, latterly at Heathrow Airport for BAA and Oxford City Council.  Jenny is  particularly interested in the role of the individual on the journey towards sustainability and how collaboration can act as a catalyst to sustainable development, prompting innovation and creativity.

Jenny is passionate about Responsible Leadership and Women in Sustainability.


Anne Macdonald

Anne Macdonald

Anne is passionate about the North East and following a number of national industry engagement roles, began working in her home region in 2016.  She works with the business community on a range of high profile programmes to drive innovation and growth.  Anne enjoys leading projects, stimulating collaboration and developing networks; bringing stakeholders together with a common vision.

Anne works as Business Projects Associate for Newcastle University Business School and runs the NE Hub of WINS with Jenny Davidson.  Anne is a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and has a strong interest in leadership.  She also has experience of working in the sustainability sector in roles with the Environment Agency and MOD.  Anne is really excited about developing the WINS Network in the North East.


Past Events

  • July 8, 2020

    WINS Newcastle: Online Event

    Changing The Ways We Consume, Eat & Shop

    The pandemic has challenged the global food system potentially changing consumption forever. How can we harness these changes for good? The UN has declared that we face the worst global food crisis for 50 years whilst locally we have seen..

  • WINS Newcastle May 6, 2020

    WINS Newcastle: Online Event

    Staying Connected in Turbulent Times

    We are living in unprecedented times. We are only just beginning to make sense of what it means for how we live, work and care for one another. The extended lockdown means our work and social interactions will continue to..

  • WINS Newcastle Hub December 5, 2019

    WINS Newcastle

    How to do Sustainable Fashion?

    Sustainable Fashion- We are all aware that there is an issue with disposable fashion how can we make better choices day to day? Join us for a lively discussion about  the alternatives to fast fashion.  Our discussion panel includes Louise..

  • Women in Sustainability community October 9, 2019

    WINS Newcastle

    Staying Resilient in the Face of Climate Crisis

    Join us for this exciting first event of our autumn programme for the WINS Newcastle Hub. Discussing ‘Staying Resilient in the Face of Climate Crisis’, with our panel of speakers, you’ll enjoy hearing (and sharing) ways in which we can..

  • Women in Sustainability community July 4, 2019

    WINS Newcastle

    Following Your Passion: Creating a Values-Based Career With Purpose

    Creating a career whilst staying true to your passion and values is not always easy.  Yet many of us are driven by our values and a common purpose to create a sustainable future. Our inspiring speakers will share their lived..

  • women in sustainability Newcastle May 2, 2019

    WINS Newcastle

    Strategic Sustainability and Green Finance

    Our next WINS Newcastle Hub event is focusing on strategic sustainability and green finance. We’ll be hearing from Barclays about their approach to sustainability and how green investment decisions are made. Capability North-East will take us through their approach to..

  • WINS Newcastle Hub March 7, 2019

    WINS Newcastle

    Leading on Change for Sustainability

    For our first WINS Newcastle event of 2019, we’ll be exploring how we can bring about and lead change for sustainability both individually and across organisations. We’ll be hearing examples from our speakers both research and practise based and exploring our..

  • WINS Newcastle Hub December 6, 2018

    Newcastle Hub : WINS Network

    The Future of Leadership for Sustainability: Developing the leader within

    Last WINS Newcastle event of the year The Future of Leadership for Sustainability Part 2: Developing the leader within In both theory and practice we are witnessing a seismic shift in what effective leadership looks like fuelled by the pace..

  • Women in Sustainability Newcastle Hub September 20, 2018

    Newcastle Hub: WINS Network

    The Future of Leadership for Sustainability

    The Future of Leadership for Sustainability Part 1: What does it look like for women? Leadership is changing. In both theory and practice, we are witnessing a seismic shift in what effective leadership looks like fuelled by the pace of change and the complexity of the challenges faced by organisations from Fortune 100..